DARK news 2009

Welcome to Li Xue!

31 December 2009

Welcome to Li Xue! Welcome to DARK's new PhD student, Li Xue, who will be working with Sune Toft. Li Xue completed her undergraduate studies and master's degree at University of Technology in China, and she will now be spending the next three...

Welcome to Stefan Geier!

15 December 2009

Welcome to Stefan Geier! Welcome to Stefan Geier, PhD student working on massive quiescent compact galaxies, with Sune Toft. He recently completed his master's at the European Southern Obervatory headquarters in Garching. Welcome to Copenhagen, Stefan...

Congratulations to Michal Michalowski!

7 December 2009

Congratulations to Michal Michalowski! Congratulations to Michal Michalowski, who defended his PhD thesis successfully Friday 04 December 2009. After his three year PhD studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Michal successfully...

Welcome to Corinne Toulouse-Aastrup!!

26 November 2009

Welcome to Corinne Toulouse-Aastrup!! DARK's new administrative assistant, Corinne Toulouse-Aastrup, started working at DARK the 16th November! Corinne is French and has worked in Germany and France in PR and marketing, international trade and as ...

Master thesis defense by Mike Alexandersen

24 November 2009

Master thesis defense by Mike Alexandersen Congratulations to Mike Alexandersen, who defended his Master's thesis successfully Wednesday 25 November 2009! After his 1 year of studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Mike successfully defended his Master's ...

Master thesis defense by Rosina Hein

24 November 2009

Master thesis defense by Rosina Hein Congratulations to Rosina Hein, who defended her Master's thesis successfully Wednesday 25 November 2009! After her 1 year of studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Rosina successfully defended her Master's thesis...

GRB 090423 featured as HEASARC Picture of the Week

5 November 2009

GRB 090423 featured as HEASARC Picture of the WeekThe X-ray satellite XMM-Newton detected the afterglow of the gamma-ray burst 090423. At z ≈ 8.2 it is the most distant known object in the Universe. This image is produced by DARK researcher Darach Watson...

PhD thesis defense by Signe Riemer-Sørensen

30 October 2009

PhD thesis defense by Signe Riemer-Sørensen Congratulations to Signe Riemer-Sørensen, who defended her PhD thesis successfully Thursday 29 October 2009. After her three year PhD studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Signe successfully defended...

Galaxy size matters

29 October 2009

Galaxy size mattersDARK researcher Sune Toft and his colleagues have published a survey of distant galaxies which has caught the attention of the journal Nature. The survey shows that more loosely packed ones tend to form more...

Cosmic explosion in the early Universe

29 October 2009

Cosmic explosion in the early UniverseAfter traveling through the Universe for more than 13 billion years, light from an exploding star has reached earth. Danish researchers have detected and analyzed the light from the former star. 

Space travel to distant galaxies

26 October 2009

Space travel to distant galaxies Is it possible to travel with a spaceship to a distant galaxy, located millions of light years out in the universe, and then travel back to the Earth again? Yes, theoretically, says the Australian astrophysicist, Berian James, who has just joined ...

PhD thesis defense by Ole Høst

17 October 2009

PhD thesis defense by Ole Høst Congratulations to Ole Høst, who defended his PhD thesis successfully Friday 16 October 2009. After his three year PhD studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Ole Høst successfully defended his PhD thesis ...

DARK Fellowships

5 October 2009

DARK Fellowships Several postdoctoral positions are now available with a starting date in 2010. DARK fellows will pursue their own independent research programs with selection preference given to those working in areas of interest to the Centre...

PhD thesis defense by Taia Kronborg

21 September 2009

PhD thesis defense by Taia Kronborg Taia Kronborg defended her PhD thesis successfully 11th September. After her PhD studies at Dark Cosmology Centre and University of Paris Taia Kronborg successfully defended her PhD thesis 11th September...

Welcome to Marianne Vestergaard!

8 September 2009

Welcome to Marianne Vestergaard! Marianne Vestergaard starts as a faculty member of Dark Cosmology Centre on Friday 11 September 2009.  Marianne is the winner of a FREJA fellowship, and her main research interests are masses of central black holes ...

Welcome to Berian James - our new Brahe Fellow

31 August 2009

Welcome to Berian James - our new Brahe Fellow Berian James has arrived at DARK Monday 31 August 2009. He will hold a Sophie and Tycho Brahe Fellowship jointly between the Dark Cosmology Centre and UC Berkeley. Berian James has recently finished...

Tamara Davis receives prize for her hunt for dark energy

31 August 2009

Tamara Davis receives prize for her hunt for dark energy Astrophysicist Tamara Davis received the L’Oréal Australia prize for “Women in Science” for her groundbreaking research on the Universe’s dark energy. “Now we know that stars, planets, galaxies and all that...

Welcome to Andrew Zirm

21 August 2009

Welcome to Andrew Zirm Andrew Zirm starts working as postdoc at Dark Cosmology Centre from Friday 21 August 2009. Andrew received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University,  and since then has been a postdoc at Leiden University and an associate research ....

New website

10 August 2009

New website The new Dark Cosmology Centre website is now up and running. We welcome comments and suggestions for the website. They can be sent to our webmaster at: dark_web  @ dark-cosmology.dk...

Workshop on Cosmic Dust

30 June 2009

Workshop on Cosmic Dust From Monday 29 June 2009 - Friday 03 July 2009 there is a workshop on Cosmic Dust at the Niels Bohr International Academy organized by DARK. The title of the workshop is "Current Problems in Extragalactic Dust " and ...

Vildt følsomt instrument klar til at observere universet

26 May 2009

Vildt følsomt instrument klar til at observere universetX-shooter hedder det nye instrument, der nu er blevet installeret på de europæiske kæmpe-teleskoper, VLT i Chile. Danske forskere fra Niels Bohr Institutet har udviklet og bygget en stor del af instrumentet, der overgår alle hidtidige...

Mathildepris til Anja Andersen-stjerner

30 April 2009

Mathildepris til Anja Andersen-stjernerTo gange Anja Andersen: håndboldspilleren og astrofysikeren – begge store stjerner indenfor deres felt – sportens verden og videnskabens verden, får årets Mathildepris af Dansk Kvindesamfund. Mathildeprisen er opkaldt efter...

Spectacular new record set for the Universe’s most distant stellar explosion

28 April 2009

Spectacular new record set for the Universe?s most distant stellar explosionA gamma-ray burst, more distant than the farthest known galaxy, has been discovered by a team with researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. The gamma-ray burst is light from a star that...

Article by Justyn R. Maund

23 March 2009

Article by Justyn R. MaundWhere do supernovae come from? Astronomers have long believed they were exploding stars, but by analysing a series of images, researchers from the Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen...